The 74,500 square foot FY09 Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) Design-build project was developed in conjunction with Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company for Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The program called for 96 identical living units, to house 192 soldiers, in one six-story building. Support spaces include a ground floor reception area, manager’s office and mail access area, with centralized laundry rooms and vending areas on each residential floor.
Living units are 512 square feet each and based on a DoD standard 1+1 module. Each unit contains two bedrooms with lockable storage closets, a compartmented bath and entry/kitchenette/eating area. High performance operable windows are provided. Units are air conditioned, with separate controls for each bedroom, and organized along double loaded naturally ventilated breezeway/corridors. Elevator lobbies and stairways are also open air.
The six-story fully sprinklered building is designed to prevent progressive collapse and reinforced to meet antiterrorism/force protection regulations due to limited standoff distances available on the site. Primary construction materials are tunnel-formed concrete bearing walls with non-bearing ICF (insulating concrete form) concrete at exterior infill walls. All exterior wall surfaces, open breezeways, soffits and breezeway ceilings are finished with EFS (exterior finish system). Roofing is standing seam metal over light gage steel trusses.
Site structures include a mechanical enclosure with attached yard for the cooling tower and transformer, a compacting trash dumpster enclosure with attached covered recyclables storage, and motorcycle and bicycle shelters. Parking is provided for 137 vehicles.
The project was mandated to achieve a LEED Silver rating—LEED Gold was attained.
Completion date: 2012
2012 BUILD HAWAII AWARD OF MERIT
(Federal Construction—$30 million and under)
General Contractors Association of Hawaii